The studies also showed that women are more likely to own a pet than men. Of all the pet owners, 69% owned a dog and 52% owned a cat.
11% own a fish, 7% own a bird and 11% own another type of animal as a pet.
"Think, 'I'm going to say hello to somebody today,'" Matthys says. Be open to that."And while you're at it, leverage your common interest.
Take a pass on creaky lines like, "Come here often? "It opens up the floodgates to having access to approach people and they're having access to approach you: it's really a two-way street.
Pointing out it would have been an "absolute deal breaker" if he didn't like her Chihuahua, Lealah, she says, "As soon as Craig walked in the door (on the first date), she wagged her tail, bowed down, then begged him to pet her.
They bonded instantly."One marriage, two kids and the same Chihuahua later, Foster recalls sparks flying immediately; he moved in with her after their second date and they were engaged by June.
," and open instead by complimenting someone's dog and following up with a question: "What a lovely golden coat your dog has. If you're really looking to find love, your dog is really your wingpaw."Attend dog-friendly singles mixers.
When Karith Foster met her future husband, Craig Russell, in February 2011, it was love at first bark.
"The idea behind meeting somebody who had an animal or who at least had an affinity for animals was important," Foster says. Seth's Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve" (Adams Media), says doggy deal breakers with dating are not uncommon."For dog lovers, watching someone dismiss or overlook their pet will be a bona-fide deal breaker," he says.
"Simply put, dog lovers come only as a package deal: them and their dog."Some guidelines for creating leash-inspired love connections: Join a niche dating site.
But, he adds, focus on the positive: "Remind yourself that you can make a new friend for dog walks or get your dog some socialization and exercise even if you don't meet a potential partner."Do we have to add this? Although it might sound enticing to break the ice via a dog, Meyers cautions against going to extremes by getting a pooch solely as a date magnet.
An alternative to online dating - lets get outdoors and have some fun with our furry friends. An opportunity to connect and socialise with other single Doggy loving people for walks, seaside adventures, park walking, romping on the downs, coffee, lunch, pub drinking, picnics, stick throwing, muddy puddle jumping and all kinds of fun adventures with our bow wows/doggies/mutts/hounds/furry friends.
Laurie Davis, author of "Love at First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating" (Atria Books) and founder of e Flirt Expert, an online dating consulting firm, suggests registering for membership on two different dating sites: a niche site such as Date My and a mainstream site like